The Transfer Council was established under SB 233 (2021) with a focus on transfer and articulation across the public institutions in Oregon. It charges Transfer Council with developing recommendations on a common course numbering system and Major Transfer Maps, and addresses other credit transfer-related concerns, building upon the transfer work previously completed under HB 2998 (2017). SB 233 requires the HECC to establish, by rule, a common course numbering system and system of transfer and articulation, based on recommendations from the Transfer Council.
Public Meetings: All public meetings of the Transfer Council and its subcommittees are posted in two places on our site:
In addition, tentative public meeting dates are included under the
Meeting and Event Calendar.
Recent and Past Meeting Records: Records of all recent past public meetings of the Council are in
Transfer Council Public Meeting Archive.
Transfer Council Members
Transfer Council Position/Term||
|Adam Mahlum||Accelerated College Credit Educator HS, 3-year term*||Teacher Liberty High School|
Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, the 3-year term*
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, OSU
Student, OR Community College, appointed n/a, 2-year term
|David Plotkin||Academic Officer, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term||Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Clackamas CC|
|Gloria Crisp||Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term||Adult and Higher Education Program Chair, OSU|
|Iriana Rosales||HS Student, Baker High School||Baker High School ELL Coordinator/Latino-ax Family Liasion/Interpreter/Translator|
|Kate Sullivan||Faculty Member, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term||Writing Instructor, Lane CC|
|Larry Roper||Ex-Officio, non-voting, HECC designee||HECC Commissioner; Professor, School of Language, Culture, and Society, OSU H.S.|
|Traci Hodgson||Faculty Member, OR Community College, appointed May 2022, the 3-year term*||Professor, Chemeketa CC|
|Nate Kersey||Student, Oregon Public University, appointed July 2022, 2-year term||Student, U of O|
|Adam Whalen||Academic Officer, OR High School, appointed June 2022, the 3-year term*||Program Coordinator: Willamette Promise /Control Tower|
|Susan Jeffords||Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term||Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, PSU|
|Tad Shannon||Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, the 3-year term*||Associate Professor, Computer Science, WOU|
|Teresa Rivenes||Academic Officer, OR Community college, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*||Vice President, Academic Services Umpqua Community Colleges|
|Transfer Specialist, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term||Director of Advising & Operations, EOU|
|Tyler Hayes||Transfer Specialist, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term||Director of Admissions/Registrar, Central Oregon CC|
Requirements on Membership
The Transfer Council is comprised of representatives from Oregon public universities, community colleges, and secondary education institutions or organizations. Under Senate Bill 233, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) requests nominations for 15 positions to be filled by official students, faculty members, and administrator organizations at Oregon public universities, community colleges, and/or high schools to serve on a Transfer Council beginning in Fall of 2021. The chairperson of the Commission, or a designee of the chairperson of the Commission, serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member.
Transfer Council Subcommittees
The following are subcommittees of the Transfer Council and are charged with advising the Council on Major Transfer Maps in a particular subject. Subcommittee meetings are public and information is available through the same channels as the Council meetings noted above.
- Biology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
- Business Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
- Computer Science Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
- Elementary Education Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
- English Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
- Human Development & Family Studies Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
Psychology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
- Sociology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
Click here to view past meeting materials